Domitian AR Denarius 73 CE
Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius 73 CE
(3.04 gm). Rome
Obv: Leaureate head r: CAES AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Rev: Domitian on horseback, rearing left, right hand raised adlocutio, scepter in left.
RIC 539 (R) [Vesp]
I absolutely love the portrait on this coin. It is a very different portrait for Domitian. It depicts Domitian as Caesar and was issued under Vespasian in 73 CE. The seller misattributed this coin as a common coin which it is not. The legend is different and the direction of the legend is clockwise where it is anti-clockwise on the common type.
I find the reverse to be just as attractive as the obverse.It depicts Domitian on horseback carrying a sceptre. I think the depiction of the horse is quite dynamic.
This coin will take a treasured place in my 12 Caesars collection.